J.R.R. Tolkien

JRR Tolkien was a Professor of Philology who created the world of Middle Earth. From his imagination came The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and other works including The Silmarillion.

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What is J.R.R. Tolkiens full name?

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
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Was J.R.R Tolkien an American?

No. He was born in South Africa, but his family were English and he returned to live in England when he was 3.

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What is the first page of The Hobbit?

'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole and that means comfort.'

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What type of books does J.R.R Tolkien write?

He's dead, so he isn't writing anymore. He DID write fantasy books.

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How much is J R R Tolkien's autograph worth?

It's not worth much, unless you could somehow manage to sell it to a naive hobbit from middle earth.

I for one would pay any price for a true Gandalf's autograph. If you have any...

ACTUALLY, it is pretty in demand for literary autograph collectors and, if attached to a letter & authentic, can be worth well upwards of $2,000

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What are J.R.R Tolkien's most famous characters?

Probably the creation of the hobbits.

By name it would probably be the members of the Fellowship, Frodo, Sam, Pippin, Merry, Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli and Boromir.

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Who was the Tolkien henchman?

obit

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What are the origins of elves in literature before Tolkien?

Tolkien invented elves, and popularized the concept. 'nuff said. brian eng is wronggggg! why would you trust wikianswers over me???

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What religion was J.R.R Tolkien?

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was a devout Roman Catholic. He had devoted himself to Catholicism ever since his mother, Mabel Tolkien died in 1904 when he was only 12 years old. An example of this can be seen in his insistance that his wife Edith, an Anglican/Church of England convert to Catholicism and that their children be raised in it. He remained strong in his beliefs until his death.

Tolkien was himself a convert to Roman Catholicism. He was baptised into the Church of England in South Africa where he was born but after his mother returned to England and his father died, she and her children were received into the Catholic church. Their priest, Father Francis Morgan was the children's guardian after she died.

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Attack of Tolkien's Ents is called?

The Last March of the Ents

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What year did J.R.R Tolkien die?

1971, at the age of 82.

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In Chapter 4 of 'The Hobbit' how does Gandalf save Bilbo and the dwarves?

He is warned by Bilbo's shout and manages to avoid capture by the goblins. He follows the goblins and their captives through the mountain. He uses his magic to kill the great goblin and to douse the fire and lights. He then leads them away from the goblins and out of the mountain. Unfortunately, Bilbo is 'lost' in the process.

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How does Tolkien use the treasureto portray the dwarves in a negative light?

It helped to portray their negative sides by revealing their excessive greed and covetousness.

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Who is a Tolkien antagonist?

The main antagonist in The Lord of the Rings is Sauron. Saruman also serves as an antagonist. The servants of these are mainly orcs, but include the Nazgul (ringwraiths) and other individuals, like the Mouth of Sauron.

The antagonist in The Silmarillion is Melkor/Morgoth, the evil Valar.

In The Hobbit, Smaug is the main antagonist, but the goblins of the Misty Mountains, the Wargs and the Wood Elves are also significant opponents,

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What books came before 'The Hobbit'?

The Silmarillion, most of the History of Middle Earth and The Children of Húrin fall before The Hobbit in the timeline of Middle Earth.

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What was Tolkien's inspiration for writing 'The Lord of the Rings'?

It had many inspirations from the many parts of his life. One of these was World War I. He also put in themes from Catholicism and Christianity, as well as the effects of industrialization on the land.

Lord of the Rings was believed to have been partially influenced by World War I because it was while fighting in the trenches that Tolkien saw, and began recording, some of the most horrific scenes and sounds of war which later could be seen in the novel. Tolkien himself did not see Lord of the Rings as an allegory for either of the World Wars. As an author, however, he was sure to be influenced by what he experienced personally.

Similarly, Tolkien himself denied there were any influences between his work and his Christian faith. Yet, because of the theme of good versus evil, the link is there, even if unintentional.

It could be said that much of Tolkien's inspiration for Lord of the Rings came from a variety of influences, among them:

  • George MacDonald, a 19th century novelist of the Romantic era and George Du Maurier, also a 19th century novelist, but one who departed from the traditional structure of the Romantic era
  • the tales and bedtime stories he used to weave for his own four children
  • HG Wells and his time-travel fantasy genre
  • the effects of the industrial revolution, its lasting effects by way of industrialisation and pollution on the 'civilised' world, and Tolkien's own concern for nature and the environment
  • As a young man, Tolkein read the fantasy fiction of E R Eddison such as The Worm Ouroborous, in which there are many similarities to places and people encountered in Lord of the Rings
  • and finally - Tolkien's wish to "uncover what is real in the clearest way possible" (Quote from "Lord of the Rings: True Mythology," an introduction to a series of articles on Tolkien).
  • In a 1951 letter to a friend, Tolkien mentioned his disappointment with the absence of English mythology, and he wished to create a mythology which was England's own.
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Was Tolkien influenced by other author's books when writing Lord of the Rings?

She could have been inspired by many authors of her time, if her style of writing is like any other author who lived before September 2, 1973 and after January 3, 1892, then she could have been influenced by him/her

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When did j.r.r tolkiens wife die?

J.R.R. tolkien's wife died at November 29, 1971

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What is a Tolkien henchman?

Orcs

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Where can you find a collection of illustrations by J.R.R Tolkien on the internet?

Legally all pictures are still under copyright. They have not been released to the public domain. But if you go to Google Images and search JRR Tolkien you will find some of the pictures as advertisements for books and some web sites that have acquired permission to use them or claim 'fair use'.

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How many books did Tolkien write?

He wrote about 40 books and he also wrote one but he did not published it.

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What genre did JRR Tolkien write in?

Tolkien did most of his well known works in the Fantasy and Children's' stories. He also wrote factual books on the history of language and various translations.

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Did Tolkien leave any sketches drawings or paintings showing Gollum?

The book that contains all of Tolkien's drawings related to Middle Earth do not include a picture of Gollum in any of them.

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What college degree did J.R.R Tolkien get?

BA in writting

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When will The Fellowship of the Ring be available in the public domain?

The original novel will enter the public domain January 1, 2043. Films and other adaptations may still be protected at that time.

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